A successful entrepreneur, accomplished businessman and strong leader, Steve has been a big-name in health IT, exhibitions and conferences for over 20 years.
Steve’s first involvement in the events industry came in 1990, when he joined TAS Exhibitions working on trade events in the leisure industry but shortly after he began working for EMAP – looking after major blue-chip events. It was in 1997 that he first came to be involved in healthcare, becoming operations director at British Journal of Healthcare Computing, where he helped to grow Healthcare Computing (HC) into the industry’s leading UK event.
In 2002, he started his own business – Crusade Exhibition Services – a staffing and logistics business, which quickly grew to in excess of 100 staff and won the very prestigious ‘Team of the Year’ accolade. After forging a strong working relationship with the NHS, he created Citadel Events in parallel to Crusade, which he sold to the renowned Chicago-based health organisation, HIMSS, in 2014.
Steve was subsequently appointed as Managing Director of HIMSS Europe and HIMSS UK. In 2018 he started Silver Buck with his former HIMSS Europe colleague, Sarah Bruce.
Outside of work, Steve is a huge sports fan and is a lifelong supporter of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.